Welcome to the Taranaki Research Centre
He mihi nui ki a koutou katoa e ngā iwi o te motu nei, naumai haere mai ki tēnei wāhi, he ara ki ngā rauemi me ngā ratonga Māori. Ngā mihi atu hoki ki ngā maunga me ngā awāwa huri noa i te motu, tēnā tātou katoa.
Ka huri ngā whakaaro i tēnei wā ki a rātou kua takahi ai i te ara whānui ā Tāne. Kore rawa e mimiti te puna roimata ki a rātou mā kua wehe atu ki tua o te pae. Nō reira, haere, haere, haere atu rā. Rātou ki a rātou, tātou ki a tātou.
Anei rā he ara ki te pātaka o ngā kōrero-a-iwi; whakaaro, mōteatea, whaikōrero, waiata, ngeri, pātere, karanga, whakatauki, kaupapa me ērā atu o ngā tāonga waihotia a koro a kui mā. Nō reira, huri noa i te motu, tānā tātou katoa.
Where we connect Taranaki to the world and the world to Taranaki
We provide access to and maintain many collections and resources.
We provide training in research and research techniques
We mentor researchers and students
We provide contract searching and guidance.
A non-lending book collection with an emphasis on Taranaki and its place in the world. Included in the general collection are several defined collections:
Taranaki Collection – all material directly associated with the region
Māori Collection – reference material relating to things Māori
Journals – a limited set of journals relating to history, arts and science.
Government Publications – Statutes and Acts, Gazettes, AJHR and Hansard are available.
Glass Case – series of rare books with Taranaki connections are available under archival conditions
Statistics – we hold all publications from the New Zealand Department of Statistics
The centre is the shop front for our four curated collections. We can advise researchers on the material in those collections, arrange access to some of it and put people in contact with the curators for more extensive access and advice. The collections are:
Archives – including paper based material such as diaries, journal, maps as well as oral histories
Pictorial – including photographs and all pictorial content.
Social History – the objects that define Taranaki, its people and their culture
Taonga Māori – the treasures of local iwi.
Public access to high speed internet – Aotearoa Peoples’ Network
Web enquiry service – allow enquiries via the internet
Taranaki newspapers on microfiche from 1852
Family Biography Files – family information in public files
Shipping lists – passenger arrivals and departures from early New Plymouth
Butler Collection – indexed set of scrap books covering people, events and places